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Whether it is day or night, there are always activities to suit everyone and every kind of budget from the city of Oxford to the wondrous countryside of Oxfordshire. Things to do in Oxfordshire offer many choices like cycling, sailing, country walks, or even punting. Explore the famous TV and film locations and follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter with an experience of magic! With all these options, you will definitely enjoy many activities and tourist attractions in Oxford and surrounding areas.

The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum was founded in 1683 and is considered the most important museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Britain. It consists of various themed galleries exploring the connections between objects and activities that are common to different cultures representing the human image. Among its treasures are the greatest Anglo-Saxon collections beyond the British Museum, an important collection of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe, the world's largest group of Raphael drawings, and collections of modern Chinese art in the Western world.
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Tooley's Boatyard

Tooley's Boatyard has been around since 1790´s and is a historic boatyard on the Oxford Canal in the centre of the town of Banbury, Oxfordshire. It is the oldest working dry dock in the Inland Waterways. It was established to build and repair the wooden horse-drawn narrow boats used for travelling up and down the newly constructed Oxford Canal network. The boatyard launched Tom Rolt's 'Cressy' onto the canals in 1939 and his book "Narrowboat" speaks about the formation of the Inland Waterways Association which ultimately led to the preservation of the canal network. Today, the boatyard includes two scheduled ancient monuments - an historic dry dock and a smithy.
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Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre was formerly known as the Great Western Railway. It has been the stabling point of engine-shed and locomotive in Didcot. Today, the place is a comprehensive railway museum and preservation engineering site. It is a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway and a home to unique collections of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, building, wagons, and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway. Didcot Railway Centre is open during Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year and daily during peak season and school holiday.
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City Sightseeing Oxford

City Sightseeing in Oxford is a way for every visitor to take sight of the fantastic views within Oxford. Tours also include gazing at the Hertford Bridge, Pitt Rivers Museum, William Morris’ Original Workshop and the Bodleian Library while it teaches more about the city. For souvenirs and bargains, one may hop off at Gloucester Green Bus Station at the Covered Market or Westgate Shopping Centre. There are also joint tickets available for combined Bus and Oxford Castle Unlocked.
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Hobbs of Henley Ltd

Hobbs of Henley Ltd offers an extensive fleet of self-drive both electric and diesel powered boats for hire, as well as rowing boats and chauffeur-driven craft. It also offers some of the finest luxury passenger vessels on the Thames for both private charter and public trips. For the public river cruises you can choose between different themes such as "Traditional jazz cruises"," A two-hour sightseeing trip" or why not try the "The Best of British comedy cruise" with a buffet dinner?
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Christ Church

Known as "The House", Christ Church is one of the colleges of Oxford University and was founded in 1525 by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. It is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The dining hall at the Christ Church, known as the Great Hall, will look familiar to any fan of the Harry Potter films as it inspired the set of Hogwarts. The cathedral and college complex was also used as the backdrop for numerous scenes in the popular movie series. Moreover, a portrait of Charles Dodgson can be seen upon entering the Hall. Charles Dodgson's pen name is Lewis Carroll who is a famed author of Alice in Wonderland.
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Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor houses a wonderful collection of furniture and fabrics from the 16th century. It is a Tudor and Georgian manor house that once was the home of George Washington’s direct ancestors. Lawrence Washington, who bought the house in 1539 was a successful Northampton Wool Merchant. There is also a lovely garden, designed in the 1920s by Sir Reginald Blomfield and it still remains as a fine example of the formal English Style. Guided tours are provided of the house.
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